Life’s too short for boring cars

I’m Robert Pepper, a journalist specialising in 4X4s, sports cars, towing and camping. This is my professional site where you can find out more about what I do and check out some of my work – I make videos, write books, blogs and articles, and maintain an active Facebook page. Here’s my latest writings:

Electric vehicles are the way of the future, like it or not - the European Union has just mandated zero-emission
By now everyone's seen the amazing McMurtry Speirling electric car blitz the Goodwood Hill Climb record in 39.08 seconds, beating
Development of the INEOS Grenadier is complete, and owners are being asked for deposits. So I thought it'd be a
Many people are going to change the wheels on their car either for performance or looks. Here's some reasons: fitting
Run out of space or payload on your 4x4 ute or wagon? How about a light truck? I took a
The Project has tackled the problem of caravan sway in this video: It's great to see that the problem is
There are two reason I am a journalist. The first is because I enjoy figuring out how things work, then
If you asked any enthusiast to name the best vehicles ever for driver reward then you could be sure that

And more about what I do:


My YouTube Channel is where I create videos explaining how things work, techniques to use and plenty more. It’s a bit different to the average automotive channel. I don’t do hyped-up enthusiasm, insincere product promotions or gush about awesomeness. I also interview people with interesting things to say for my webinar series.


I’m proud of my Facebook page where a small but loyal group of people interested in my work discuss all sorts of related topics. It’s a tough crowd at times, so knowledgeable but fair.


I’ve written two calculators, one for towing weights and the other for tyre sizes.


I’ve written four books, and you can find more about each of them on this site:

The 4WD Handbook – a very comprehensive book on offroad vehicles, covering how they work and lots of different driving techniques.

The 4WD Glovebox Guide – designed as a field reference for offroaders on trips, covering key driving techniques and instructions such as tyre repair. The Glovebox Guide complements the 4WD Handbook which is more detailed.

4WD Treks Close to Melbourne – describes twenty offroad trips accessible to all levels of driver and vehicle, each of which is less than two hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia a specialised offroad navigation book.